Development of Earthquake Risk Evaluation Method for Individual Buildings Intended for Utilization in Local Communities
Ippei Kondo*, Ryo Wakabayashi*, Kaoru Mizukoshi*,
Akihiro Kusaka**, Hiroyuki Fujiwara***, and Nobusuke Hasegawa***
*Engineering & Risk Services Corporation, 4-9-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
**Kobori Research Complex Inc., 6-5-30 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8502, Japan
***National Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, 3-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0006, Japan
This article discusses an earthquake risk evaluation method supporting earthquake disaster-prevention activities practiced by local residents in local communities. The evaluation method is first outlined and verified using strong motion observation data and damage data from recent earthquakes, including the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake. The features of the method are discussed and future challenges presented from the view of using earthquake risk evaluation in local communities.
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